This is a positive book, that shows the strength of women, especially Southern women.
Centers around a 12 y old girl, w/bipolar mother who is 'rescued' by Aunt Tootie and
her friends. If you are crazy, helps to be rich! Also the resilience of some folks, in spite of tragedy.
I could associate with young Cee Cee Honeycutt. Maybe that's why I enjoyed the audiobook as much as I did. She was such a well developed character as were the many other people who touched the plot. I was upset to realize that this wasn't a series. I felt a little let down once it ended and I am hoping that Beth Hoffman will consider making this a series. There are definitely enough characters to warrant it and I would love to follow Cee Cee as she grows up in Savannah.
“Some books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.” ― Francis Bacon
Touching book. Great story. I loved listening to it! I picked this book because Jenna Lamia was a narrator for the Help and I'm glad I did.
I very much enjoyed listening to Jenna Lamia narrate a story and she definitely doesn't disappoint here. The story is a wonderful coming of age
When I started listening to this one I had to go back and say, "Wasn't it described as a laugh out loud book"? The beginning was so tragic. My heart ached for Cee Cee. Then she went to Savannah and the laughs begin, not all laughs, but a lot of them. Read by the narrator of The Help, Jenna Lamia has a wondeful voice for this southern settings. All of the rich charachters of the woman around Cee Cee also reminded me of the Help.
wow this was a great read/listen. I have to admit the name drew me in -- but so glad i listened to it. Beth Hoffman writes a great story and Jenna Lamia (who i listened to before) was just wonderful. I hated when it was over. PS loved CeeCee's Aunt.
I love the accents, the characters and the sweet story line that gives us all hope. Where there is love there is hope!!!
Very very well narrated - if you liked "The Help," it's quite similar to that. It makes you laugh out loud in spots, and feel uncomfortable in other spots - great storytelling. The plot line is a bit thin - not as rich and complicated as "The Help" or "Calla Lily Ponder" - but definitely wanted to keep listening.